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Groovin’ in the Grass!

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June 15 - August 3, 2014

Concerts are held Sunday evenings in the Great Bowl from 6-8 pm. Admission for the concerts begins at 5 pm.  Tickets are purchased at the gate and are not sold in advance.  Sorry, Ladew green guest passes and Entertainment Book coupons are not accepted for our concert series.  However, Ladew's Member Music Lover passes are accepted.

Bring your blankets, chairs, food and non-alcoholic beverages.  Please leave at home:  Alcohol (per the Harford County Liquor Board), sports equipment, pets, tents, beach umbrellas and portable grills.

Food and Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are available for purchase from our caterer, Manor Tavern.  Menu offerings include:  cheeseburgers, black bean burgers, hot dogs, chicken salad, pork barbeque, chips, cookies and brownies.   And NEW this year, Kona Ice will be selling their flavored ice treats (in the courtyard area).

If concerts are cancelled due to inclement weather, a message will be recorded on the Information Line at least 3 hours prior to the concert.  Please call 410-557-9466 and press 5 for event cancellation and changes.


June 15: The Crawdaddies

We welcome back to Ladew the ever-so-popular Crawdaddies for their annual Cajun/Zydeco roots rockin’ Father’s Day celebration!

June 22: Psycho Killers

Same as it ever was? Not exactly, but pretty close! Psycho Killers, Talking Heads tribute band, will take you on a musical journey through the expansive catalog of one of the most diverse bands in rock and roll history! Known for their high energy, always changing live shows, Psycho Killers returns to Ladew for another Once in a Lifetime experience!

June 29: Swampcandy

We welcome for the first time to Ladew this high energy Mississippi Delta Blues influenced duo. They sound like a full band and will have you stompin’ your feet and clappin’ your hands!

July 6: Trinidad & Tobago Steel Drums

Fourth of July weekend would not be complete without rounding it out with this dynamic, 30-piece steel orchestra bringing music of the Caribbean to the heart of Harford County!    

July 13: Mambo Combo

In 2013, Mambo Combo celebrated its 30th year of performing in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. The band plays a mixture of Caribbean dance styles including salsa, samba, meringue, soca, cha-cha-cha, rumba, mambo and other grooves! We welcome them back for another rockin’ good time!

July 20: Dan Haas Band

Despite being from Annapolis, the Dan Haas Band performs much more than yacht rock! From Motown to today’s hits, to rock, pop and classics, this band’s set list is an auditory smorgasbord that all ages will enjoy!

July 27: Tall in the Saddle

Tall in the Saddle formed in 1977 and remains one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premiere classic rock bands. The band’s roots lie in Southern California rock featuring the Eagles, Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt. Listen for other popular tunes from Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac. All eight members are seasoned professionals featuring tight harmonies and excellent musicianship.

August 3: Cruise

Cruise is a five-piece “classy” rock band that plays songs that you won’t hear other groups perform. With an emphasis on strong vocal harmonies and excellent musicianship, Cruise has been entertaining the listening masses for over a decade.



Consider becoming a Music Lover member and receive half-price admission to the concerts and passes for your guests! Admission includes the Gardens.

To become a Music Lover member or for more information on concerts at Ladew, email Elizabeth Cook, Concert Coordinator, at

Concert Admission includes the Gardens:

                Ladew Members $7
                Adults $15
                Seniors (62+) and Students $13
                Children (ages 2 -12) $5
                Children under 2 are FREE


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